KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
MOVEMENTS
22 MARCH – 15 APRIL 2017

KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
Care Taker 2017
oil on linen board with Vic Ash frame
27 × 22 cm

KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
Fly Away 2017
oil on linen board with Vic Ash frame
28 × 36 cm

KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
Sun Bather 2017
oil on linen board with Vic Ash frame
22 × 27 cm

KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
Cold Shoulder 2017
oil on linen board with Vic Ash frame
28 × 36 cm

KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
Half Light 2017
oil on linen board with Vic Ash frame
22 × 27 cm

KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
Quiet Achiever 2017
oil on linen board with Vic Ash frame
26 × 20 cm

KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
Dead Ends 2017
oil on linen board with Vic Ash frame
28 × 36 cm

KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
Hand Stand 2017
oil on linen board with Vic Ash frame
20 × 26 cm

KRISTINA TSOULIS-REAY
Rose Window 2017
oil on linen board with Vic Ash frame
23 × 20 cm


Kristina Tsoulis-Reay is concerned with articulating the visual properties of memory through painting. In Movements she captures women and girls during mundane, quotidian moments of introspection. These are intimate moments during which the human subject drifts and is absorbed into their surroundings. Her fluid brushstrokes create a sensory confusion that transforms and invigorates the photographic source. Each painting interacts in a continuum of separate (yet inseparable) images, mirroring the active form of memory, where disparate moments become linked across time and space. Tsoulis-Reay hints at the collective power present in the individual moment, suggesting the potential for groundswell, for change and movement.

Tsoulis-Reay completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at RMIT University in 2009 and a Master of Fine Arts at Monash University in 2014. She has held solo exhibitions at Sutton Gallery; Caves; St Heliers St Gallery; Light Projects; Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts and West Space. Her work was included in Painting, More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in 2016. Group exhibitions include shows at The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne; Federation University, Gippsland; Monash Faculty Gallery, Melbourne; Milani Gallery, Brisbane; Utopian Slumps, Melbourne; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; One Minutes Foundation, The Netherlands. Movements is her first exhibition at Gallery 9.